Vector Illustration: Drawing with the Pen Tool

Scott Martin, Illustrator @ Burnt Toast Creative

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10 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      1:02
    • Sketching

      5:08
    • Scanning & Importing

      4:56
    • Using the Pen Tool

      4:08
    • Outlining Your Sketch

      5:54
    • Lighting

      5:56
    • Live Painting

      3:18
    • Applying Color

      6:25
    • Final Touches & Conclusion

      2:40
    • Explore More Design Classes

      0:37
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About This Class

Turn your drawings into clean and colorful vectors! Join illustrator Scott Martin and learn how to use the Pen Tool to transform your sketches into crisp and scalable vector images in Illustrator.

In this 40-minute class, Scott shares his personal process for achieving clean and natural forms with vector lines. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned illustrator, you’ll learn tons of tips on how to get the most out of the Pen Tool. Key lessons include:

  • Scott’s unique sketching process with complementary colors
  • Making tweaks and adjustments in Photoshop
  • Creating fluid lines with the Pen Tool
  • Using the Live Paint tool in Illustrator to easily apply colors

Scott’s teaching will help you maximize your workflow and make smarter decisions at every step. By learning how to sketch with digitizing in mind, you’ll be able to turn your drawings into clean and polished vector images that can be used at any scale in no time.

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This class was epic - not only have I learnt about using the pen tool, learning how to apply shadows (been wanting to learn for ages) but also live paint has changed my life and has helped me speed up my workflow. Scott - really looking forward to more classes!! :) Maybe animation next? Or how to create colour palettes! Thank you!
Mamta Moolchandani

Love illustrations and typography

I really enjoyed his graphic style and he made it seem so easy!
Loved this! Never knew about the live paint feature, gonna make life so much easier! Thank you!

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Scott Martin

Illustrator @ Burnt Toast Creative

Burnt Toast Creative is the working alias for Scott Martin, a Canadian–based freelance artist and illustrator. Scott’s exuberant but technically impeccable style is widely respected, and he has become an internationally known artist and freelance commercial illustrator. His art and his design process have been featured in numerous publications and campaigns worldwide, with a roster of clients that includes Google, Facebook, Dropbox and Red Bull.

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